A clarification and analysis of the various plans, established or agreed upon, of relief and rehabilitation, food and agriculture, commodity stabilization, labor, monetary arrangements, world reconstruction and development -- beginnings for the future, written not for the expert but for the intelligent reader, anxious to get some grasp of current discussion based on economic theories. Described and discussed, with criticiz answered and analyzed, are the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the International Monetary Fund, International Trade Authority, UNRRA, the International Labor Organization, the Economic and Social Council of the World Security Organisation (generally called ""Dunbarton Oaks""), Lend-Lease, etc. etc. The author makes his plea for clearer comprehension of the issues, for greater efforts in securing possible solutions, for concerted action. A controversial book for forward thinking circles.